Title and imprint from colophon (2y8 recto): "Thus endeth the legende, named in Latyn Legenda aurea that is to say in Englysshe the golden legende. ... Whiche werke hath ben dilige[n]tly amended in diuers places where as grete nede was. Finysshed the xxvii daye of the August, the yere of our Lord MCCCCCxxvii the xix yere of the regne of our souerayne Lorde Kynge Henry the eyght. Imprynted at London in Flete strete at the sygne of the Sonne, by Wynkyn de Worde."
Translation attributed to William Caxton
Signatures: A-F⁸ G⁶ a-z⁸ &⁸ [rum]⁸ [con]⁸ 2a-2y⁸.
Woodcut printer's device on 2y8 verso; woodcut initials
Includes index on leaves liii-liiii of the first foliation sequence
Printed in double columns, 46 lines to a full column
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.)
English short title catalogue
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy G.527.J15L bound in ca. 19th-century calf triple paneled in blind. Spine ruled in gilt with black leather label title-stamped in gilt. Bookplate of the BPL James Lyman Whitney Fund. Pencil collation note on front free endpaper verso, with laid-on dealer's description. First leaf (A1) wanting and supplied in facsimile. A2-A4 remargined. Early marginalia throughout. Sections concerning Thomas Becket (h4-h7, x3-x4) struck out by an early hand. Early inscriptions and autographs on final rear flyleaf verso, including "William Kempe," "Henry[?] Hales," and others. Purchased from Maggs in 1969.
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